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Tech & Science Daily podcast: UK Space Agency reveal benefits of 747 rocket launch (PA Media)
Tech & Science Daily podcast: UK Space Agency reveal benefits of 747 rocket launch (PA Media)

Ahead of the UK’s first orbital rocket launch, the UK Space Agency has told Tech & Science Daily preparations for the mission have gone well.

The Virgin Orbit 747 plane is equipped with the company’s ‘LauncherOne’ rocket, which is due to propel nine satellites into orbit on Monday night.

Ian Annett, Deputy Chief Executive of the UKSA explained the benefits of launching a rocket using a 747 plane, and discussed the potential for further space launches from the UK.

The government has announced that single-use cutlery and plates will be banned in England.

Official figures suggest that 1.1 billion single-use plates and more than four billion pieces of plastic cutlery are used in England every year.

The Labour Party says it is looking at the idea of introducing a New Zealand-style ban on the sale of cigarettes in the UK, as part of 'fresh radical thinking' to ease pressures on the NHS, if they were to get into power in the next general election.

Shadow health secretary Wes Streeting said the party will consult on new measures and consider the results.

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